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Creativity and Curiosity: Universal Keys to Engaged Learning

Partnership with Agastya Foundation explores how EXPLO curriculum can support economically disadvantaged students in rural India

by Communications Staff

Demystifying College Admission

We live in an era where students are consumed by checklists: taking the SATs, navigating GPAs, and designing a schedule to fit all of their extracurriculars in any given Wednesday.

By Communications Staff

How to Help Your Kids Make Friends

How can parents ensure their kids make friends that will help them flourish and grow? Choose the right environment.

by Melissa Patricio

Lessons for a Lifetime: A Tribute to David Summergrad (1953-2020)

It is often said that actions speak louder than words. And while David Summergrad may have been soft-spoken, his legacy as an educator, principal, leader, and advocate is a barbaric yawp that echoes across generations of students, colleagues, and friends.

EXPLO Launches Live Web Series for COVID-era College Applicants

In a typical year, families of high school juniors and seniors spend a significant part of the spring, summer, and fall seasons visiting college campuses across the nation, completing early acceptance applications, and finalizing their plans for the future. The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly...

Support for Our Friends + Families in Lebanon

After the explosion in Beirut, EXPLO checked in with our Lebanese families. We’ve heard back from scores of them and though some of their homes have been destroyed, they report they are safe and made it through the explosion. That said, they wrote about the tragic circumstances and devastation of...

The Unsteady Tent Poles of Our Stories

At EXPLO, we have always sought to be a place where we celebrate individual differences and seek the common ground that makes us a community. In many ways, that’s also been the narrative that we have told ourselves is at the heart of America. The protests now happening all over the world are a sign...

A Letter to the EXPLO Community from President Moira Kelly

Dear EXPLO Community, Given the events of the past few days here in the United States, I find myself asking:  “What do I write? What do I say?”   I don’t have any words that can illuminate anyone’s understanding, frame things more clearly, or bring calm and peace. But I need to say something. I can...

COVID-19 Update: Trying to Do Our Part

I write in the hopes that you and your loved ones are healthy and safe.  Since the EXPLO community spans the globe, we have been in touch with many of you the world over. I am pleased that some of our families in Asia are starting to see things turn in a more positive direction. At the same time,...

Update on COVID-19

As you have likely heard, colleges and universities (and some schools) across the U.S. are about to go on their regular spring break — two weeks vacation in most instances — and many have asked their students not to return after break. Instead, the institutions will move to online learning in an...

An Update from EXPLO President Moira Kelly | COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

With concerns swirling about COVID-19 (Coronavirus), I wanted to let you know how EXPLO is approaching this outbreak and provide information on how we’ve handled similar situations in the past, lessons learned, and how we are prepared for the summer. Our highest priority has been, and always will...

EXPLO Students Test Drive Their Futures at IKEA

How does an interior designer navigate the world?

That was the question a cohort of EXPLO students set out to explore this summer, and thanks to a partnership with multinational home furnishings outlet IKEA, they experienced firsthand what it takes to create a space that meets a client’s vision —...


Tips on Using the EXPLO Summer Sites

During the summer, our EXPLO Summer Sites explode with images and stories from our campuses. Check out all of the activity on our summer sites: Summer Site: EXPLO at Yale Summer Site: EXPLO at Wellesley Summer Site: EXPLO at Wheaton For additional tips on how to get the most out of our summer blog,...